James Brewer

2 September 1810–8 February 1877 (Age 66)
Hellington near Loddon, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of James

When James Brewer was born on 2 September 1810, in Hellington near Loddon, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Brewer, was 41 and his mother, Susan Burgess, was 41. He married Margaret Whall on 4 January 1832, in Norwich, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Beccles, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom in 1851. He died on 8 February 1877, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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James Brewer
Margaret Whall
Marriage: 4 January 1832
James Brewer
Mary Ann Brewer

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 January 1832Norwich, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1812 · War of 1812
    Age 2
    Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
    Age 20
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name for a brewer of beer or ale, from Middle English brewere ‘brewer’ (an agent derivative of Old English brēowan ‘to brew’). Compare Brewster .English (of Norman origin): Anglicized form of French Bruyère (see Bruyere ), a habitational name from a place so called in Calvados, France, from Old French bruiere ‘heath’.Americanized form (translation into English) of Dutch Brouwer , German Brauer or Breuer , etc., all occupational names meaning ‘brewer’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Occupation of James Brewer

    The marriage certificate of Charles Aldous and Mary Ann Brewer (1855) lists the occupation of James Brewer as "Harness Maker."

    Sources (19)

    • James Brewer in entry for James, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    • James Brewer, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • James Brewer, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

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